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The Department's offices in the North Office Building remain closed to the public. The Department of State continues to serve the public during the COVID-19 disaster declaration.

The processing of licenses and permits for health care practitioners continues to be a priority. Please refer to www.pals.pa.gov/verify to check the status of a license or permit.

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If you are a member of the immigrant, refugee, or asylee community and you:

  • have worked in a licensed profession or applied for a professional license in PA; OR
  • moved to PA in the last 5 years.

Please help us improve the licensure process for new Pennsylvanians by taking our survey, which is available in: English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Hindi, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese.


Boards & Commissions

Toll Free: 1-833-DOS-BPOA (1-833-367-2762)
Professional Licensure Guides & Timelines

Contact the board by putting in a support ticket here

Accountancy

Architects

Auctioneer Examiners

Barber Examiners

Certified Real Estate Appraisers

Chiropractic

Cosmetology

Crane Operators

Dentistry

Engineers, Land Surveyors, Geologists

Funeral Directors

Landscape Architects

Massage Therapy

Medicine

Navigation Commission

Nursing

Nursing Home Administrators

Occupational Therapy

Optometry

Osteopathic Medicine

Pharmacy

Physical Therapy

Podiatry

Psychology

Real Estate Commission

Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Professional Counselors

Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers & Salespersons

Veterinary Medicine

Please note that neither the Board/Commission, nor its staff or counsel, are permitted to provide legal advice or advisory opinions, including interpretations of the law or regulations, or any indication as to how the Board would vote on any given case or scenario.  You are invited to contact a private attorney or professional organization for advice or guidance.